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"Forrest Gump"'s Version of US History
An analysis of the movie "Forrest Gump" directed by Robert Zemeckis.
# 138503 | 1,750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. After 1865) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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This writer provides his analysis of the movie "Forrest Gump" as a fictional drama. The writer identifies different meanings of the movie and asserts that there are several meanings to this film. The paper argues that the film presents a fictionalized and romanticized view of the events of US history and that it perpetuates the myth of the American dream, by presenting Forrest Gump as the 'common man' everyone can relate to.

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"The movie "Forrest Gump" (US, 1994, Robert Zemeckis) was a big success at the box office and received several Academy Awards. Despite the commercial success, critics and viewers often expressed disappointment. In this essay, I will provide my analysis of the movie as a fictional drama. Many critics also accused the film of being naive and providing a very `cookie-cutter" version of the post-war American history. In my analysis I will identify different meanings of the movie. This paper will argue that there are several meanings to this film. The paper will argue that the film presents a fictionalized and romanticized view of the events of US..."

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